Year 2 Science worksheets

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KS1 Easter activities pack
English, maths and science have a very chocolatey taste over the Easter break, with lots of maths, phonics, spelling and simple science investigations to keep chocolate-hunters busy and learning.
Festive fun activities for KS1
Write letters to Santa, help the elves by counting presents, build a Christmas model village and more with our collection of festive learning activities for children in Year 1 and Year 2. Guaranteed to keep kids engaged with learning in the run-up to the celebrations!

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Year 2 super science quiz
This quiz covers all the topics you have learnt in Y2 science. Can you answer all the questions?

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Thinking about seed dispersal worksheet
When a plant drops seeds, the seeds need to be spread as widely as possible, so that each one has a good chance of growing into a new plant. Look at each of these plants. How are their seeds dispersed?

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Observing plants in your environment worksheet
Have a walk around your garden, a park or nearby woodland. What kinds of plants can you see? Do you see any plants in flower? Choose two plants and then use this sheet to record what you found and then do some research on your plants.

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Important inventions with materials worksheet
Imagine that you are inventing a space ship. What features will you include? Think of the materials will they be made from (you can make up your own materials). Describe the properties of each material and why these will be useful for things you will encounter on your space journey. Can you draw a labelled picture of it?

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Human needs worksheet
There are a few things human beings need to survive. Can you cut out all the cards and divide them between the two groups below?

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Create your own micro-habitat activity
A micro-habitat is a small habitat within a larger one (for example: a tree within a forest). Today, you are going to create your own!

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Why do our bodies need exercise worksheet
Whenever you or any member of your family or friends do some exercise, carry out a survey to find out how they felt. Use the table to record your findings. Look at the results of your table. What do you notice?

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Using medicines safely worksheet
Look at the labels on the bottles and pills in your medicine cabinet with your mum or dad. Can you answer these questions about them?

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Materials: would it work investigation
We choose different materials for different jobs. Think about the objects below and what might happen if this material was used to make them. Record your answers.

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Materials linking game
This game is designed to help you revise the key properties of different materials. Cut out the cards below. Each card has one material or one material property on it. Can you match all the cards together to make a chain, dominoes-style? How long a chain can you make?

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Materials in your home investigation
Draw a picture of your house and then go round with a clipboard and identify which materials you can see and label them on your picture.

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Manufacturing materials investigation
The shapes of objects made from some materials can be changed by some processes, including squashing, bending, twisting and stretching. Gather a selection of materials from home. Make sure that each object is made from a different material. List the object and the material in the table, then have a go at changing the object’s shape and note on your table what happens.Now have a go at making a glove.

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Kitchen materials worksheet
In your kitchen look at what different cooking utensils are made from. Talk to an adult about the different materials. Do you know their names? Now look for or think of household objects that could be made with these materials. How many can you find?

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Investigating animal homes worksheet
Think about all the ways our houses protect us. Now think about animals or bugs living in your garden or house. Where do animals and bugs like to live? Draw a picture and/or write the name of their home. Cut out all the cards and make two piles, one for creature cards and one for house cards; mix them up. Pick one card from each pile. Would a mouse like to live in a fish pond? Would a frog like to live in a bee hive? Why?
How green are you worksheet
Look in your recycling bins to find out what your family recycles and write it down on a list. Look on your local council website to find out if there is anything else you could recycle that you don’t at the moment. Can you encourage your family to recycle more? Make a recycling-bins poster to show them what they can recycle and what they can’t.

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How do seeds grow worksheet
Read these instructions about growing a seed into a plant carefully. Can you match them with the picture cards and put them in the correct order? Cut out the cards or rewrite the instructions.

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Healthy living pledges
Create a healthy living questionnaire for your friends and family. Think of questions about sleep, food, drink, exercise and then do a survey of everyone’s habits. At the end of the week as a family decide what everybody’s new healthy goals are going to be. What could you do more of? What will happen if you make some changes to your life? Why?

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Healthy living bar chart
Exercising and eating the right types and amounts of food help humans to stay healthy. Make a chart showing 5-10 different things you can do to be healthy. Add in a column for each member of your family. Ask people in your family to tell you every time they eat or do something healthy and record it on the chart. Try recording your data in bar chart form. At the end of the week decide, as a family, what everybody’s new healthy living goal is going to be.

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